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Track Day
On Wednesday, October 13, all 11 teams converged on the California Speedway in Fontana, just east of Los Angeles, to see each other's project vehicles for the first time and to strut their stuff in a number of different trials. One by one, the vehicles arrived, mostly on flatbed or in covered transport.

We could tell that the gang from Dirt Rider and Sport Rider were clearly old pros as they quickly set up their trailer and overhead tent to have a comfortable and functional home base. There was only momentary disappointment that the Custom Truck Chevy Silverado would not be able to run any trials because the seatbelts had not yet been installed. Some quick thinking and ingenuity remedied that problem in a hurry and the Silverado hit the trials with the rest of them.

The "Best Pit Crew" award must go to the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad who, despite a broken front axle very early in the day, rallied to find replacement parts, fixed the Integra in record time and made an excellent showing in all four of the day's trials.

The vehicles all participated in four trials, with the exception of Hot Rod's front engine dragster which did not participate in the Braking or Slalom trials...for obvious reasons.

Track Day Results

Quarter Mile
Hot Rod Front Engine Dragster 9.14 sec @ 139.61 mph
BiPolar Suzuki GSX-R 1000 9.95 sec @ 143.15 mph
Lane Splitters 1992 Harley Davidson FXR 11.03 sec @ 126.47 mph
Motor Trend 2000 Volkswagen Golf 12.48 sec @ 115.27 mph
Got Boost 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra 12.64 sec @ 110.90 mph
Deadly Viper Assassination Squad 1994 Acura Integra 12.77 sec @ 116.80 mph
Euro Trash 1995 BMW M3 13.44 sec @ 107.31 mph
Bow Tie Bad Boys 1972 Nova 13.46 sec @ 104.92 mph
Custom Truck 1997 Chevy Silverado 15.95 sec @ 86.2 mph
Dirt Heads 2000 Dodge Ram 2500 17.76 sec @ 76.80 mph
Dirt Rider Honda CR80R 18.35 sec @ 62.75 mph

Acceleration 0 - 60
Hot Rod Front Engine Dragster 2.2 sec
BiPolar Suzuki GSX-R 1000 2.7 sec
Lane Splitters 1992 Harley Davidson FXR 2.9 sec
Motor Trend 2000 Volkswagen Golf 4.2 sec
Got Boost 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra 4.2 sec
Deadly Viper Assassination Squad 1994 Acura Integra 4.7 sec
Euro Trash 1995 BMW M3 5.0 sec
Bow Tie Bad Boys 1972 Nova 5.1 sec
Custom Truck 1997 Chevy Silverado 8.0 sec
Dirt Heads 2000 Dodge Ram 2500 10.9 sec
Dirt Rider Honda CR80R 14.8 sec

Braking 60 - 0
Motor Trend 2000 Volkswagen Golf 109 ft.
Euro Trash 1995 BMW M3 118 ft.
Deadly Viper Assassination Squad 1994 Acura Integra 122 ft.
BiPolar Suzuki GSX-R 1000 132 ft.
Lane Splitters 1992 Harley Davidson FXR 134 ft.
Custom Truck 1997 Chevy Silverado 140 ft.
Got Boost 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra 142 ft.
Bow Tie Bad Boys 1972 Nova 158 ft.
Dirt Rider Honda CR80R 180 ft.
Dirt Heads 2000 Dodge Ram 2500 185 ft.
Hot Rod Front Engine Dragster DNS

Slalom (average speed)
BiPolar Suzuki GSX-R 1000 80.8 mph
Lane Splitters 1992 Harley Davidson FXR 79.3 mph
Euro Trash 1995 BMW M3 68.5 mph
Motor Trend 2000 Volkswagen Golf 68.4 mph
Deadly Viper Assassination Squad 1994 Acura Integra 64.1 mph
Got Boost 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra 60.5 mph
Dirt Rider Honda CR80R 59.9 mph
Custom Truck 1997 Chevy Silverado 54.5 mph
Bow Tie Bad Boys 1972 Nova 47.7 mph
Dirt Heads 2000 Dodge Ram 2500 43.4 mph
Hot Rod Front Engine Dragster DNS